The Cardinals look to end Tampa’s six-game winning streak tonight at Busch after a poor performance from Adam Wainwright last night.
Taking the mound for the Birds is Lance Lynn who has been dominant all season. He has a 11-6 record with a 3.13 ERA. He has been explosive at Busch winning four of five decisions with an ERA that hovers around 1.60 this season.
Alex Cobb will start for Tampa but has struggled a bit this season (5-6, 4.08 ERA). Lucky for the Rays, he is backed by a lineup that has won 15 of its last 20 outings. Cobb has never faced the Cardinals, so thing should be an interesting inter-league matchup. Once again, experience will have to face youth and energy.
One major player to watch tonight is Jhonny Peralta. There is no question that he has improved since being left out of the All Star Game. He has been hitting consistently, but more importantly, he has begun to prove that he deserves the big salary the Cardinals gave him earlier this year. A powerful shortstop could help the Cardinals continue to push for the top record in the National League. Matt Adams is also due for a big night. Look for these two powerhouse hitters to unload on Cobb.
Game-time tonight is 7:15.